Cabinet Decisions | Daily News


 

Cabinet Decisions

Establishment of Inter-Ministerial Committee on Information and Technology

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by President Maithripala Sirisena, upon the request of non-Cabinet Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology, to appoint an Inter-Ministerial Committee consisting of 17 members to consult the government on activities relating to information technology Act No. 27 of 2003.

Improvement of police housing scheme

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Minister of Defence to provide provisions to improve the police housing scheme in Ketawalamulla.

Construction of police station

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Minister of Defence, to carry out the construction of the Polipithigama Police Station properly under the consultation of the Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau.

Issuance of free visa for tourist attraction

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs to grant a six-month free visa period from April 1 regarding tourists from Thailand, United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, Canada, United States of America, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and countries of the European Union.

Registering, regulating local educational institutes affiliated with foreign universities, institutes

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Rauff Hakeem, Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education to introduce a methodology for Registering / Regulating Local Educational Institutes that are affiliated with foreign universities/degree award institutions that exist within the top 500 international rankings to conduct foreign degree programmes.

Multilateral national co-ordination in drinking water and sanitation sectors

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Rauff Hakeem, Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education to establish the Multilateral National Co-ordinating Platform in the drinking water and sanitation sector to establish a proper co-ordination mechanism to achieve global goals.

Establishment of medicinal drugs production zone

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine to establish a Medicinal Drug Production Zone to produce active drug elements and finished medicines using the 200-acre land in the Hambantota district.

Obtaining Indian loan facilities for solar power projects

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Ravi Karunanayake, Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development to obtain a Rs. 100 million loan from Import- Export Bank in India to implement solar power projects.

Revision of Immigration and Emigration Regulations

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Wajira Abeywardhana, Minister of Internal and Inland Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government to gazette the amendment bill for revising the 1956 regulations related to the Immigration and Emigration Act No. 20 of 1948 and present it to Parliament for approval.

Revision of present visa categories and charges

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Wajira Abeywardhana, Minister of Internal and Inland Affairs and Provincial Councils and Local Government to gazette the amendment bill prepared by the Legal Draftsman to amend sections 14(1) and 14(2) of the Immigration and Emigration Act No. 20 of 1948 and insert a new section as 14 (3a) and present the same for Parliamentary approval.

Provide land allotments in industrial zones to establish industries

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons and Co-operative Development, to provide land plots to 25 investors, selected by the Regional Industry Service Committees in Homagama, Kalutara, Millewa, Kuruwita, Nalanda Ellawala, Embilipitiya, Galigamuwa, Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Ampara, Nawagampura, Polonnaruwa, Laksha Uyana, Karandeniya, Udukawa, Ulapane and Puttalam Industrial Zones and to make amendments of business names, make new additions and changes in current industries.

Committee to develop sugarcane and sugar industries

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Naveen Dissanayake, Minister of Plantation Industries to setup Sri Lanka Sugar Development Committee chaired by the Secretary to the Ministry of Plantation Industries.

Presentation of National Building Research Institute Bill in Parliament

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Minister of Public Administration and Disaster management to gazette the prepared Bill to establish the National Building Research Organization and present it for Parliamentary approval.

Land (Special Provisions) Bill

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Gayantha Karunathilake, Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms to gazette the prepared Land (Special Provisions) Bill and present it for Parliamentary approval.

Formalize grant and license process and renovation of Cadastral Map Preparing Process

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Provincial Development, Vocational Training and Skills Development and Youth Affairs and Gayantha Karunathilaka, Minister of Land and Parliamentary Reforms to secure funds to survey 732,000 lands and issue 696,000 grants and to complete this process within three years as the first phase of the project.

Re-development of Wakanda in Slave Island

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing, Constructions and Cultural Affairs to obtain the policy approval to implement Nawagampura Project to develop Wakanda in Slave Island.

Moratuwa, Usawiyawatte housing development activities

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Sajith Premadasa, Minister of Housing , Constructions and Cultural Affairs to secure funds to construct 30 houses and improve sanitary facilities in Moratuwa, Usawiyawatta.

Special Safety Audit Program on airport security planning and civil aviation security

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between Sri Lanka and International Civil Aviation Organization for the implementation of the 3rd phase of Special Safety Audit Program under 'Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program — Continuous Monitoring' approach.

Enacting prohibition of use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Thalatha Athukorala, Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms to gazette the Bill prepared by the Legal Draftsman on enacting the prohibition of use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and the convention on their destruction (Ottawa Convention) in Sri Lanka and to present it for Parliamentary approval.

Presentation of regulations on Sports Associations

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Hareen Fernando, Minister of Tele Communication, Foreign Employment and Sports to present the gazette notifications dated 22.09.2018, 18.10.2018 and 10.01.2019 made under Sports Act No.25 of 1973, for Parliamentary approval.

Attract multinational companies engaged in electronic and electrical equipment industry

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Malik Samarawickrama, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade to take action to attract multinational companies, facilitating the small and medium scale local industries to work in collaboration with them.

Development of Mannar Fort

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by John Amaratunga, Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs to perform the major activities of Mannar Fort development project such as moat excavation by Land Reclamation and Development Corporation.

Contract for skilled labour force to maintain boilers and turbines

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Ravi Karunanayaka, Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development to award the contract for skilled labour force to maintain boilers and turbines in the 3rd unit of Puttalam Lakwijaya Power Station to China Machinery Engineering Corporation upon the recommendation of the Cabinet-appointed Standing Procurement Committee.

Purchasing coal for Puttalam Coal Power Plant

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Ravi Karunanayaka, Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development to award the contract for purchasing 360,000 MT Coal to M/s/ Trafigura Pte. Ltd at a price of USD 91.40 per 1 MT.

Contract for installation of 100 MVA Breaker Switched Capacitor Banks

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Ravi Karunanayaka, Minister of Power, Energy and Business Development to award the contract for installing 100 MVA Breaker Switched Capacitor Banks in Pannipitiya Grid Substation to M/s Seimens Ltd upon the recommendation of the Cabinet-appointed Standing Procurement Committee.

Awarding contracts for extending water supply via Dambulla and Kandalama

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by Wajira Abeywardhana, Minister of Internal and Inland Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government, to award the contracts for extending water supply via Dambulla and Kandalama by Central Province Dambulla Water Scheme to Scoya Mec Engineering Pvt. Ltd for Rs. 565.39 million.

Budget Debate - 2019

2019 Budget Speech will be held on March 5. The Budget second reading debate is to be held from 06.03.2019 to 12.03.2019 and Committee Stage Debate is scheduled to be held from 13.03.2019 to 05.04.2019. Budget Vote will be held on 05.04.2019.

The Cabinet of Ministers considered these facts presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Provincial Development, Vocational Training and Skills Development and Youth Affairs.

Providing information relating to Cabinet Decisions

A decision was taken by the Cabinet of Ministers to authorize the secretaries to Cabinet and non-Cabinet Ministries to provide information regarding the decisions under the respective Ministry's portfolio directly and to provide information on decisions under 'Other Circumstances' by the Cabinet office.


Visit Kapruka.com Sri Lanka's Largest online shop. Over 125,000 unique categories such as Fresh Flowers, Cakes, Food, Jewllery, Childrens Toys and other Sri Lankan e-commerce categories. Low delivery cost to most cities here and free delivery in Colombo.

 

Add new comment